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Definition 1: the act of shortening something by chopping off the ends - [noun denoting act]

Samples where cut or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the barber gave him a good cut

Synonyms for cut in the sense of this definition

(cut is a kind of ...) act of decreasing in length

"the dress needs shortening"

(... is a kind of cut ) the act of clipping or snipping

(... is a kind of cut ) the act of cutting the hair

(... is a kind of cut ) cutting down to the desired size or shape

(... is a kind of cut ) removing by cutting off or clipping

Definition 2: the act of cutting something into parts - [noun denoting act]

Samples where cut or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • his cuts were skillful
  • his cutting of the cake made a terrible mess

Synonyms for cut in the sense of this definition

(cut is a kind of ...) the act or process of dividing

(... is a kind of cut ) the act of severing

(... is a kind of cut ) cutting so as to separate into pieces

(... is a kind of cut ) the act of dividing by cutting or splitting

(... is a kind of cut ) the act of cutting into slices

(... is a kind of cut ) a cut made underneath to remove material

Definition 3: the act of penetrating or opening open with a sharp edge - [noun denoting act]

Samples where cut or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • his cut in the lining revealed the hidden jewels

Synonyms for cut in the sense of this definition

(cut is a kind of ...) becoming open or being made open

"the opening of his arms was the sign I was waiting for"

(... is a kind of cut ) a small cut

(... is a kind of cut ) a strong sweeping cut made with a sharp instrument

(... is a kind of cut ) the cutting of or into body tissues or organs (especially by a surgeon as part of an operation)

Definition 4: a refusal to recognize someone you know - [noun denoting act]

Samples where cut or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the snub was clearly intentional

Synonyms for cut in the sense of this definition

(cut is a kind of ...) a deliberate discourteous act (usually as an expression of anger or disapproval)

Definition 5: the act of reducing the amount or number - [noun denoting act]

Samples where cut or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the mayor proposed extensive cuts in the city budget

(cut is a kind of ...) the act of decreasing or reducing something

(... is a kind of cut ) the act of reducing budgeted expenditures

(... is a kind of cut ) the act of reducing a salary

(... is a kind of cut ) the act of cutting costs

(... is a kind of cut ) cutting the price of merchandise to one lower than the usual or advertised price

(... is a kind of cut ) the act of reducing spending

(... is a kind of cut ) the act of reducing taxation

"the new administration's large tax cut was highly controversial"

Definition 6: an unexcused absence from class - [noun denoting act]

Samples where cut or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he was punished for taking too many cuts in his math class

(cut is a kind of ...) failure to be present

Definition 7: in baseball; a batter's attempt to hit a pitched ball - [noun denoting act]

Samples where cut or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he took a vicious cut at the ball

Synonyms for cut in the sense of this definition

(cut is a kind of ...) (sports) the act of swinging or striking at a ball with a club or racket or bat or cue or hand

"it took two strokes to get out of the bunker" "a good shot requires good balance and tempo" "he left me an almost impossible shot"

Definition 8: (sports) a stroke that puts reverse spin on the ball - [noun denoting act]

Samples where cut or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • cuts do not bother a good tennis player

Synonyms for cut in the sense of this definition

(cut is a kind of ...) (sports) the act of swinging or striking at a ball with a club or racket or bat or cue or hand

"it took two strokes to get out of the bunker" "a good shot requires good balance and tempo" "he left me an almost impossible shot"

(cut belongs to category ...) a game played in an enclosed court by two or four players who strike the ball with long-handled rackets

(cut belongs to category ...) a game played on a court with light long-handled rackets used to volley a shuttlecock over a net

(cut belongs to category ...) a game played with rackets by two or four players who hit a ball back and forth over a net that divides the court

Definition 9: the division of a deck of cards before dealing - [noun denoting act]

Samples where cut or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he insisted that we give him the last cut before every deal
  • the cutting of the cards soon became a ritual

Synonyms for cut in the sense of this definition

(cut is a kind of ...) the act or process of dividing

(... is part of cut) a game played with playing cards

Definition 10: a trench resembling a furrow that was made by erosion or excavation - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for cut in the sense of this definition

(cut is a kind of ...) a long shallow trench in the ground (especially one made by a plow)

Definition 11: a canal made by erosion or excavation - [noun denoting artifact]

(cut is a kind of ...) long and narrow strip of water made for boats or for irrigation

Definition 12: the style in which a garment is cut - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where cut or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a dress of traditional cut

(cut is a kind of ...) the latest and most admired style in clothes and cosmetics and behavior

Definition 13: (film) an immediate transition from one shot to the next - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where cut or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the cut from the accident scene to the hospital seemed too abrupt

(cut is a kind of ...) a passage that connects a topic to one that follows

(... is a kind of cut ) an immediate transition from one scene to another

Definition 14: the omission that is made when an editorial change shortens a written passage - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where cut or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • an editor's deletions frequently upset young authors
  • both parties agreed on the excision of the proposed clause

Synonyms for cut in the sense of this definition

(cut is a kind of ...) putting something (as a literary work or a legislative bill) into acceptable form

Definition 15: a remark capable of wounding mentally - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where cut or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the unkindest cut of all

Synonyms for cut in the sense of this definition

(cut is a kind of ...) a rude expression intended to offend or hurt

"when a student made a stupid mistake he spared them no abuse" "they yelled insults at the visiting team"

Definition 16: a distinct selection of music from a recording or a compact disc - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where cut or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he played the first cut on the cd
  • the title track of the album

Synonyms for cut in the sense of this definition

(cut is a kind of ...) a passage selected from a larger work

"he presented excerpts from William James' philosophical writings"

Definition 17: a piece of meat that has been cut from an animal carcass - [noun denoting food]

Synonyms for cut in the sense of this definition

(cut is a kind of ...) the flesh of animals (including fishes and birds and snails) used as food

(... is a kind of cut ) a piece of meat roasted or for roasting and of a size for slicing into more than one portion

(... is a kind of cut ) a slice of meat cut from the fleshy part of an animal or large fish

(... is a kind of cut ) a cut of meat taken from the side and back of an animal between the ribs and the rump

(... is a kind of cut ) the portion of the loin (especially of beef) just in front of the rump

(... is a kind of cut ) the tender meat of the loin muscle on each side of the vertebral column

(... is a kind of cut ) a cut of meat from the neck of an animal

(... is a kind of cut ) a cut of meat including the upper joint of the foreleg

(... is a kind of cut ) cut of meat from a calf

(... is a kind of cut ) cut of meat from a mature sheep

(... is a kind of cut ) cut of meat from a lamb

(... is a kind of cut ) cut of meat (especially mutton or lamb) consisting of part of the backbone and both loins

(... is a kind of cut ) rib section of a forequarter of veal or pork or especially lamb or mutton

(... is a kind of cut ) a cut of meat from the breast or lower chest especially of beef

(... is a kind of cut ) a cut of meat from the lower part of the leg

(... is a kind of cut ) a piece of meat (especially a duck) cooked slowly in its own fat

(... is a kind of cut ) a small cut of meat including part of a rib

(... is a kind of cut ) cut of meat or fish including at least part of the backbone

(... is a kind of cut ) the limb of an animal used for food

(... is a kind of cut ) a lengthwise dressed half of an animal's carcass used for food

(... is a kind of cut ) the front half of a side of meat

(... is a kind of cut ) the back half of a side of meat

(... is a kind of cut ) cut of meat from beef cattle

(... is a kind of cut ) cut of meat including one or more ribs

(... is a kind of cut ) cut of meat taken from between the ribs

(... is a kind of cut ) a cut of meat (beef or veal or mutton or lamb) from the upper part of the leg

(... is a kind of cut ) cut of meat from a hog or pig

Definition 18: a share of the profits - [noun denoting possession]

Samples where cut or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • everyone got a cut of the earnings

(cut is a kind of ...) assets belonging to or due to or contributed by an individual person or group

"he wanted his share in cash"

(... is a kind of cut ) a percentage (of winnings or loot or profit) taken by an operator or gangster

(... is part of cut) goods or money obtained illegally

Definition 19: a wound made by cutting - [noun denoting state]

Samples where cut or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he put a bandage over the cut

Synonyms for cut in the sense of this definition

(cut is a kind of ...) an injury to living tissue (especially an injury involving a cut or break in the skin)

Definition 20: a step on some scale - [noun denoting state]

Samples where cut or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he is a cut above the rest

(cut is a kind of ...) relative position in a graded series

"always a step behind" "subtle gradations in color" "keep in step with the fashions"

Definition 21: cut off the testicles (of male animals such as horses) - [verb of body]

Samples where cut or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the vet gelded the young horse

Synonyms for cut in the sense of this definition

(cut is a kind of ...) remove the testicles of a male animal

Definition 22: have grow through the gums - [verb of body]

Samples where cut or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The baby cut a tooth

(cut is a kind of ...) come to have or undergo a change of (physical features and attributes)

"He grew a beard" "The patient developed abdominal pains" "I got funny spots all over my body" "Well-developed breasts"

(cut has a similar meaning as ...) grow through the gums

"The new tooth is cutting"

Definition 23: grow through the gums - [verb of body]

Samples where cut or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The new tooth is cutting

(cut is a kind of ...) increase in size by natural process

"Corn doesn't grow here" "In these forests, mushrooms grow under the trees" "her hair doesn't grow much anymore"

(cut has a similar meaning as ...) have grow through the gums

"The baby cut a tooth"

Definition 24: cease, stop - [verb of change]

Samples where cut or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • cut the noise
  • We had to cut short the conversation

Synonyms for cut in the sense of this definition

(cut is a kind of ...) make a break in

"We interrupt the program for the following messages"

Definition 25: weed out unwanted or unnecessary things - [verb of change]

Samples where cut or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • We had to lose weight, so we cut the sugar from our diet

Synonyms for cut in the sense of this definition

(cut is a kind of ...) terminate, end, or take out

"Let's eliminate the course on Akkadian hieroglyphics" "Socialism extinguished these archaic customs" "eliminate my debts"

Definition 26: lessen the strength or flavor of a solution or mixture - [verb of change]

Samples where cut or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • cut bourbon

Synonyms for cut in the sense of this definition

(cut is a kind of ...) lessen the strength of

"The fever weakened his body"

(... is a kind of cut ) make less strong or intense

"water down the mixture"

Definition 27: cut down on; make a reduction in - [verb of change]

Samples where cut or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • reduce your daily fat intake
  • The employer wants to cut back health benefits

Synonyms for cut in the sense of this definition

(cut is a kind of ...) make smaller

"He decreased his staff"

(... is a kind of cut ) make shorter than originally intended; reduce or retrench in length or duration

"He shortened his trip due to illness"

(... is a kind of cut ) take off or away

"this prefix was subtracted when the word was borrowed from French"

(... is a kind of cut ) (of a company) reduce in size or number of employees

"the company downsized its research staff"

(... is a kind of cut ) increase the amount or availability of, creating a rise in value

"inflate the currency"

(... is a kind of cut ) reduce or cut back the amount or availability of, creating a decline in value or prices

"deflate the currency"

(... is a kind of cut ) take away a part from; diminish

"His bad manners detract from his good character"

(... is a kind of cut ) make thin or thinner

"Thin the solution"

(... is a kind of cut ) make sparse

"thin out the young plants"

(... is a kind of cut ) cut drastically

"Prices were slashed"

(... is a kind of cut ) make a reduction, as in one's workforce

"The company had to retrench"

(... is a kind of cut ) reduce the degree of (luminescence or phosphorescence) in (excited molecules or a material) by adding a suitable substance

(... is a kind of cut ) reduce the pressure of wind on (a sail)

(... is a kind of cut ) cut the price of

(cut has a similar meaning as ...) have a reducing effect

"This cuts into my earnings"

Definition 28: cut and assemble the components of - [verb of change]

Samples where cut or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • edit film
  • cut recording tape

Synonyms for cut in the sense of this definition

(cut is a kind of ...) cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

"The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city" "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"

(cut has a similar meaning as ...) reduce in scope while retaining essential elements

"The manuscript must be shortened"

Definition 29: reduce in scope while retaining essential elements - [verb of change]

Samples where cut or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The manuscript must be shortened

Synonyms for cut in the sense of this definition

(cut is a kind of ...) make smaller

"He decreased his staff"

(... is a kind of cut ) edit by omitting or modifying parts considered indelicate

"bowdlerize a novel"

(... is a kind of cut ) make more concise

"condense the contents of a book into a summary"

(cut has a similar meaning as ...) cut and assemble the components of

"edit film" "cut recording tape"

Definition 30: have a reducing effect - [verb of change]

Samples where cut or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • This cuts into my earnings

(cut is a kind of ...) make smaller

"He decreased his staff"

(cut has a similar meaning as ...) cut down on; make a reduction in

"reduce your daily fat intake" "The employer wants to cut back health benefits"

Definition 31: shorten as if by severing the edges or ends of - [verb of change]

Samples where cut or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • cut my hair

(cut is a kind of ...) make short or shorter

"shorten the skirt" "shorten the rope by a few inches"

(... is a kind of cut ) cut closely

"trim my beard"

(... is a kind of cut ) cut (e.g, beans) lengthwise in preparation for cooking

"French the potatoes"

(... is a kind of cut ) cut short

"She wanted her hair cropped short"

Definition 32: dissolve by breaking down the fat of - [verb of change]

Samples where cut or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • soap cuts grease

(cut is a kind of ...) cause to go into a solution

"The recipe says that we should dissolve a cup of sugar in two cups of water"

Definition 33: make out and issue - [verb of communication]

Samples where cut or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • write out a check
  • cut a ticket
  • Please make the check out to me

Synonyms for cut in the sense of this definition

(cut is a kind of ...) communicate or express by writing

"He wrote about his great love for his wife"

(... is a kind of cut ) write out a check on a bank account

Definition 34: refuse to acknowledge - [verb of communication]

Samples where cut or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She cut him dead at the meeting

Synonyms for cut in the sense of this definition

(cut is a kind of ...) interact in a certain way

"Do right by her" "Treat him with caution, please" "Handle the press reporters gently"

Definition 35: separate with or as if with an instrument - [verb of contact]

Samples where cut or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Cut the rope

(cut is a kind of ...) force, take, or pull apart

"He separated the fighting children" "Moses parted the Red Sea"

(... is a kind of cut ) remove by cutting off or away

"cut away the branch that sticks out"

(... is a kind of cut ) cut unevenly with a chattering tool

(... is a kind of cut ) cut small bits or pare shavings from

"whittle a piece of wood"

(... is a kind of cut ) cut in three

"trisect a line"

(... is a kind of cut ) cut across or divide transversely

"the trails transect the property"

(... is a kind of cut ) cut (wood) along the grain

(... is a kind of cut ) cut in half or cut in two

"bisect a line"

(... is a kind of cut ) cut open or cut apart

"dissect the bodies for analysis"

(... is a kind of cut ) sever or remove by pinching or snipping

"nip off the flowers"

(... is a kind of cut ) make a hole, especially with a pointed power or hand tool

"don't drill here, there's a gas pipe" "drill a hole into the wall" "drill for oil" "carpenter bees are boring holes into the wall"

(... is a kind of cut ) cut with a hob

(... is a kind of cut ) cut a female screw thread with a tap

(... is a kind of cut ) cut with a tomahawk

(... is a kind of cut ) cut or injure with a saber

(... is a kind of cut ) cut using a diagonal line

(... is a kind of cut ) cut a bevel on; shape to a bevel

"bevel the surface"

(... is a kind of cut ) cut a groove into

"chase silver"

(... is a kind of cut ) cut off from a whole

"His head was severed from his body" "The soul discerped from the body"

(... is a kind of cut ) cut with a saw

"saw wood for the fireplace"

(... is a kind of cut ) make a clean cut through

"slit her throat"

(... is a kind of cut ) remove or shorten the tail of an animal

(... is a kind of cut ) cut or carve deeply into

"letters trenched into the stone"

(... is a kind of cut ) make an incision into by carving or cutting

(... is a kind of cut ) cut grain with a cradle scythe

(... is a kind of cut ) cut a rebate in (timber or stone)

(... is a kind of cut ) cut with sweeping strokes; as with an ax or machete

(... is a kind of cut ) cut open

"she slashed her wrists"

(... is a kind of cut ) cut with a hacking tool

(... is a kind of cut ) cut into long thin strips

"julienne the potatoes"

(... is a kind of cut ) cut into cubes

"cube the cheese"

(... is a kind of cut ) engrave or cut by chipping away at a surface

"carve one's name into the bark"

(... is a kind of cut ) form by carving

"Carve a flower from the ice"

(... is a kind of cut ) cut to pieces

"Father carved the ham"

(... is a kind of cut ) cut teeth into; make a jagged cutting edge

(... is a kind of cut ) cut in a zigzag pattern with pinking shears, in sewing

(... is a kind of cut ) cut into slices

"Slice the salami, please"

(... is a kind of cut ) cut or remove with or as if with a plane

"The machine shaved off fine layers from the piece of wood"

(... is a kind of cut ) cut with or as if with scissors

(... is a kind of cut ) cut obliquely into (a tree) below the main cut and on the side toward which the tree will fall

(... is a kind of cut ) cut away

"he hacked his way through the forest"

(... is a kind of cut ) cut into pieces

"Chop wood" "chop meat"

(... is a kind of cut ) cut or cut through with shears

"shear the wool off the lamb"

(... is a kind of cut ) cut with a blade or mower

"mow the grass"

(... is a kind of cut ) cut a hole for a tenon in

(... is a kind of cut ) cut or tear along an irregular line so that the parts can later be matched for authentication

"indent the documents"

(... is a kind of cut ) cut a furrow into a columns

(... is a kind of cut ) cut the skin over the clitoris

(... is a kind of cut ) remove the edges from and cut down to the desired size

"pare one's fingernails" "trim the photograph" "trim lumber"

(... is a kind of cut ) break a small piece off from

"chip the glass" "chip a tooth"

(... is a kind of cut ) cut slightly, with a razor

"The barber's knife nicked his cheek"

(... is a kind of cut ) cut a nick into

(... is a kind of cut ) cause to fall by or as if by delivering a blow

"strike down a tree" "Lightning struck down the hikers"

(... is a kind of cut ) trim carefully and neatly

"manicure fingernails"

Definition 36: divide a deck of cards at random into two parts to make selection difficult - [verb of contact]

Samples where cut or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Wayne cut
  • She cut the deck for a long time

(cut is a kind of ...) mix so as to make a random order or arrangement

"shuffle the cards"

Definition 37: hit (a ball) with a spin so that it turns in the opposite direction - [verb of contact]

Samples where cut or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • cut a Ping-Pong ball

(cut is a kind of ...) deal a blow to, either with the hand or with an instrument

"He hit her hard in the face"

(cut belongs to category ...) an active diversion requiring physical exertion and competition

Definition 38: cause to stop operating by disengaging a switch - [verb of contact]

Samples where cut or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Turn off the stereo, please
  • cut the engine
  • turn out the lights

Synonyms for cut in the sense of this definition

(cut is a kind of ...) cause to go on or to be engaged or set in operation

"switch on the light" "throw the lever"

(... is a kind of cut ) cause to cease operating

"kill the engine"

Definition 39: make an incision or separation - [verb of contact]

Samples where cut or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • cut along the dotted line

(cut has a similar meaning as ...) allow incision or separation

"This bread cuts easily"

Definition 40: allow incision or separation - [verb of contact]

Samples where cut or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • This bread cuts easily

(cut is a kind of ...) have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun)

"John is rich" "This is not a good answer"

(cut has a similar meaning as ...) make an incision or separation

"cut along the dotted line"

Definition 41: function as a cutting instrument - [verb of contact]

Samples where cut or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • This knife cuts well

(cut is a kind of ...) perform as expected when applied

"The washing machine won't go unless it's plugged in" "Does this old car still run well?" "This old radio doesn't work anymore"

Definition 42: fell by sawing; hew - [verb of contact]

Samples where cut or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The Vietnamese cut a lot of timber while they occupied Cambodia

(cut is a kind of ...) cause to fall by or as if by delivering a blow

"strike down a tree" "Lightning struck down the hikers"

Definition 43: penetrate injuriously - [verb of contact]

Samples where cut or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The glass from the shattered windshield cut into her forehead

(cut is a kind of ...) pass into or through, often by overcoming resistance

"The bullet penetrated her chest"

Definition 44: reap or harvest - [verb of contact]

Samples where cut or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • cut grain

(cut is a kind of ...) gather, as of natural products

"harvest the grapes"

Definition 45: style and tailor in a certain fashion - [verb of creation]

Samples where cut or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • cut a dress

Synonyms for cut in the sense of this definition

(cut is a kind of ...) create the design for; create or execute in an artistic or highly skilled manner

"Chanel designed the famous suit"

(... is a kind of cut ) cut into gores

"gore a skirt"

(cut belongs to category ...) the latest and most admired style in clothes and cosmetics and behavior

Definition 46: form by probing, penetrating, or digging - [verb of creation]

Samples where cut or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • cut a hole
  • cut trenches
  • The sweat cut little rivulets into her face

(cut is a kind of ...) make or cause to be or to become

"make a mess in one's office" "create a furor"

(... is a kind of cut ) make with or as if with an explosion

"blast a tunnel through the Alps"

(cut has a similar meaning as ...) form or shape by cutting or incising

"cut paper dolls"

Definition 47: record a performance on (a medium) - [verb of creation]

Samples where cut or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • cut a record

(cut is a kind of ...) register electronically

"They recorded her singing"

(cut has a similar meaning as ...) create by duplicating data

"cut a disk" "burn a CD"

(cut has a similar meaning as ...) make a recording of

"cut the songs" "She cut all of her major titles again"

Definition 48: make a recording of - [verb of creation]

Samples where cut or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • cut the songs
  • She cut all of her major titles again

(cut is a kind of ...) register electronically

"They recorded her singing"

(cut has a similar meaning as ...) record a performance on (a medium)

"cut a record"

Definition 49: create by duplicating data - [verb of creation]

Samples where cut or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • cut a disk
  • burn a CD

Synonyms for cut in the sense of this definition

(cut is a kind of ...) create or manufacture a man-made product

"We produce more cars than we can sell" "The company has been making toys for two centuries"

(cut has a similar meaning as ...) record a performance on (a medium)

"cut a record"

Definition 50: form or shape by cutting or incising - [verb of creation]

Samples where cut or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • cut paper dolls

(cut is a kind of ...) make or cause to be or to become

"make a mess in one's office" "create a furor"

(cut has a similar meaning as ...) form by probing, penetrating, or digging

"cut a hole" "cut trenches" "The sweat cut little rivulets into her face"

Definition 51: perform or carry out - [verb of creation]

Samples where cut or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • cut a caper

(cut is a kind of ...) carry out or perform an action

"John did the painting, the weeding, and he cleaned out the gutters" "the skater executed a triple pirouette" "she did a little dance"

Definition 52: stop filming - [verb of motion]

Samples where cut or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • cut a movie scene

(cut is a kind of ...) cause to stop

"stop a car" "stop the thief"

(cut has a similar meaning as ...) make an abrupt change of image or sound

"cut from one scene to another"

Definition 53: make an abrupt change of image or sound - [verb of motion]

Samples where cut or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • cut from one scene to another

(cut is a kind of ...) lay aside, abandon, or leave for another

"switch to a different brand of beer" "She switched psychiatrists" "The car changed lanes"

(... is a kind of cut ) move quickly to another scene or focus when filming

"`cut away now!' the director shouted"

(cut has a similar meaning as ...) stop filming

"cut a movie scene"

Definition 54: turn sharply; change direction abruptly - [verb of motion]

Samples where cut or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The car cut to the left at the intersection
  • The motorbike veered to the right

Synonyms for cut in the sense of this definition

(cut is a kind of ...) change orientation or direction, also in the abstract sense

"Turn towards me" "The mugger turned and fled before I could see his face" "She turned from herself and learned to listen to others' needs"

(... is a kind of cut ) leave a formation

(... is a kind of cut ) swerve off course momentarily

"the ship yawed when the huge waves hit it"

Definition 55: pass through or across - [verb of motion]

Samples where cut or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The boat cut the water

(cut is a kind of ...) make a passage or journey from one place to another

"The tourists moved through the town and bought up all the souvenirs" "Some travelers pass through the desert"

(cut has a similar meaning as ...) pass directly and often in haste

"We cut through the neighbor's yard to get home sooner"

Definition 56: pass directly and often in haste - [verb of motion]

Samples where cut or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • We cut through the neighbor's yard to get home sooner

(cut is a kind of ...) go across or through

"We passed the point where the police car had parked" "A terrible thought went through his mind"

(cut has a similar meaning as ...) pass through or across

"The boat cut the water"

Definition 57: move (one's fist) - [verb of motion]

Samples where cut or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • his opponent cut upward toward his chin

(cut is a kind of ...) move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion

"He moved his hand slightly to the right"

(cut belongs to category ...) fighting with the fists

Definition 58: give the appearance or impression of - [verb of perception]

Samples where cut or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • cut a nice figure

(cut is a kind of ...) give a certain impression or have a certain outward aspect

"She seems to be sleeping" "This appears to be a very difficult problem" "This project looks fishy" "They appeared like people who had not eaten or slept for a long time"

Samples where cut or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I can't hack it anymore
  • she could not cut the long days in the office

Synonyms for cut in the sense of this definition

(cut is a kind of ...) succeed in doing, achieving, or producing (something) with the limited or inadequate means available

"We got by on just a gallon of gas" "They made do on half a loaf of bread every day"

Samples where cut or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The coach cut two players from the team

(cut is a kind of ...) free from obligations or duties

Definition 61: intentionally fail to attend - [verb of stative]

Samples where cut or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • cut class

Synonyms for cut in the sense of this definition

(cut is a kind of ...) fail to attend an event or activity

"I missed the concert" "He missed school for a week"

(... is a kind of cut ) play truant from work or school

"The boy often plays hooky"

Definition 62: separated into parts or laid open or penetrated with a sharp edge or instrument - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where cut or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the cut surface was mottled
  • cut tobacco
  • blood from his cut forehead
  • bandages on her cut wrists

(cut is similar to ...) prepared by cutting

"sliced tomatoes" "sliced ham" "chopped clams" "chopped meat" "shredded cabbage"

(cut is similar to ...) cut into pieces

(cut is similar to ...) cut into with a sharp instrument

(cut is similar to ...) having a number or series of holes

"a perforated steel plate" "perforated cancellation" "perforated stamp"

(cut is similar to ...) having a hole cut through

"pierced ears" "a perforated eardrum" "a punctured balloon"

(cut is similar to ...) detached by cutting

"cut flowers" "a severed head" "an old tale of Anne Bolyn walking the castle walls with her poor cut-off head under her arm"

(cut is similar to ...) (especially of wood) cut or ripped longitudinally with the grain

"we bought split logs for the fireplace"

Definition 63: (of pages of a book) having the folds of the leaves trimmed or slit - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where cut or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the cut pages of the book

Definition 64: fashioned or shaped by cutting - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where cut or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a well-cut suit
  • cut diamonds
  • cut velvet

(cut is similar to ...) having been cut out

"the cut-out pieces of the dress"

(cut is similar to ...) cut or shaped with hard blows of a heavy cutting instrument like an ax or chisel

"a house built of hewn logs" "rough-hewn stone" "a path hewn through the underbrush"

(cut is similar to ...) (used especially of fur or wool) shaped or finished by cutting or trimming to a uniform length

"a coat of sheared lamb"

(cut is similar to ...) having long and narrow ornamental cuts showing an underlying fabric

"a slashed doublet" "slashed cuffs showing the scarlet lining"

Definition 65: (used of grass or vegetation) cut down with a hand implement or machine - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where cut or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the smell of newly mown hay

Synonyms for cut in the sense of this definition

(cut is similar to ...) newly mown

(cut belongs to category ...) all the plant life in a particular region or period

"Pleistocene vegetation" "the flora of southern California" "the botany of China"

Definition 66: made neat and tidy by trimming - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where cut or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • his neatly trimmed hair

Synonyms for cut in the sense of this definition

(cut is similar to ...) cut or trimmed by clipping

"a handsome man with a clipped moustache" "clipped hedges" "close-clipped lawns" "a clipped poodle"

Definition 67: with parts removed - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where cut or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the drastically cut film

Synonyms for cut in the sense of this definition

(cut is similar to ...) (used of texts) shortened by condensing or rewriting

"an abridged version"

Definition 68: (of a male animal) having the testicles removed - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where cut or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a cut horse

Synonyms for cut in the sense of this definition

(cut is similar to ...) deprived of sexual capacity or sexual attributes

Definition 69: (used of rates or prices) reduced usually sharply - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where cut or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the slashed prices attracted buyers

Synonyms for cut in the sense of this definition

(cut is similar to ...) made less in size or amount or degree

Definition 70: mixed with water - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where cut or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • sold cut whiskey
  • a cup of thinned soup

Synonyms for cut in the sense of this definition

(cut is similar to ...) reduced in strength or concentration or quality or purity

"diluted alcohol" "a dilute solution" "dilute acetic acid"

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